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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joe Bishop, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West
BAY OF BENGAL (NNS) -- The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) completed its first Cooperation Afloat Readiness And Training (CARAT) exercise with Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal, Oct. 3.
CARAT Bangladesh 2015 is a tangible representation of the continued U.S. commitment to our security partnership and our commitment to peace, prosperity, and security in South Asia.
"The sea phase of CARAT Bangladesh was short but filled with a large number of naval warfighting core competencies that advanced our navies' interoperability," said Cmdr. Christopher Brown, commanding officer of Fort Worth. "Fort Worth once again proved to be an ideal platform to interact with our Bangladesh Navy partners given our size, displacement, armament, and capabilities - true hull-to-hull partners."